Comedian Louis C.K. talks costume design (Exclusive Interview)

“Louis C.K. talks costume design”
Interview by Michael Aaron Gallagher of StayFamous.Net

Louis C.K.
Louis C.K. – Photo by Eric Leibowitz

On a recent plane flight from Las Vegas to New York, I began flipping through the June/July issue of Esquire magazine. There was an interview with comedian Louis C.K. When I finished reading it, I leaned forward to retrieve the June issue of “Hemispheres Inflight Magazine” from the United Airlines seat pocket in front of me. There was another interview with comedian Louis C.K.

So why is everyone talking about him? The common denominator between the two magazine articles is that Louis C.K. is not just a comedian. He is the brains and muscle behind his hit FX comedy series “Louie,” now in its second season. As a writer, director, producer and actor there isn’t much he isn’t in charge of. But I couldn’t help but wonder if maybe the television star would like to control something more. So I asked him… and here is what he had to say.

Michael Aaron Gallagher: “You’re involved in so many different aspects of your show. Is there an area that you aren’t involved in that you’d like to learn or have more control over?”

Louis C.K.: “That’s a good question. Not really… I have a great crew. Our production designer is phenomenal, and so I don’t learn a whole lot about that, because I just lean on her. She’s great. And there’s some things I can’t take part in because I’m spread too thin. There’s a lot of directors who would look at photographs of props and stuff. I look at the locations and the set dressings when I can, but a lot of times I just let Amy do it. And I’m happy for that.”

Louis C.K. stars in the FX comedy “Louie.” Photo by Eric Leibowitz

“Yeah I know, kinda weirdly, costume design. I bought a sewing machine for my daughter. And we started making shirts and stuff together. I went crazy. I loved it. I used to watch ‘Project Runway.’ So yeah, I would probably make all the clothes if I could… I like costume design. It’s really, really great.”

So there you have it ladies and gentlemen. Louis C.K. is not just a comedian. He may someday be a fashion label.

Louie” airs at 10:30 p.m. Thursdays on FX. (Click here to buy Season 1 of “Louie,” starring Louis C.K. on Blu-Ray and DVD.) For more information, and to watch clips from the show visit

“Louis C.K. talks costume design”
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